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There have been important methodological obstacles to the systematic study of foreign policy, notably the difficulty to access primary data(Hindustan Times)

Delhi must make foreign policymaking transparent

By Nicolas Blarel and Avinash Paliwal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Scholars need to examine the international, domestic, organisational and ideational factors that shape decisions
The people of Maharashtra certainly don’t want a fresh round of elections. Therefore, the formation of a coalition government in the state is a strong possibility. This is the only way forward for the state now.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The people of Maharashtra certainly don’t want a fresh round of elections. Therefore, the formation of a coalition government in the state is a strong possibility. This is the only way forward for the state now.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

In Maharashtra political churn, it’s advantage coalition politics | Opinion

Pune, Hindustan Times | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Irrespective of which way the Shiv Sena goes — whether with its estranged alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, it is coalition politics that has won, not just in Maharashtra, but across India.
With the Lok Sabha elections looking truly open, amid intense efforts by various parties to set up alternative ‘fronts’ and alliances, Delhi’s political circles appear to have arrived at a consensus — the era of coalitions will be back this year.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
With the Lok Sabha elections looking truly open, amid intense efforts by various parties to set up alternative ‘fronts’ and alliances, Delhi’s political circles appear to have arrived at a consensus — the era of coalitions will be back this year.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

Is it time for the return of coalition politics in India?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 02:27 PM IST
The question is not whether a coalition will return. That is inevitable. Here is the question for 2019: what will be the balance of power of the next coalition? This question will shape its direction, politics and policy, as a glimpse back at recent history reveals.
Actor and Jana Sena party president Pawan Kalyan at a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Actor and Jana Sena party president Pawan Kalyan at a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)

The Pawan Kalyan Poll Forecast: Andhra Pradesh is slipping out of Chandrababu Naidu’s hands

Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | By Gali Nagaraja
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 08:17 PM IST
Assembly Elections: Actor and Jana Sena Party leader Pawan Kalyan believes that Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has lost his grip over the administration and over his TDP. He also sees a hung assembly and a ‘pivotal role’ for himself in the 2019 assembly elections in the state.
Politics, essays and history; much food for thought this weekend.(HT Team)
Politics, essays and history; much food for thought this weekend.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting reads of the week

By HT Team
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:08 PM IST
This week’s good reads include a book on the BJP, another by an acclaimed film maker, and a look at how history repeats itself
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh says Rahul Gandhi came into his own during the Gujarat elections, leading from the front.(Mint File Photo)
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh says Rahul Gandhi came into his own during the Gujarat elections, leading from the front.(Mint File Photo)

Being secular doesn’t mean being anti-Hindu, says Jairam Ramesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 08:27 AM IST
The senior Congress leader says the 2019 election could bring a ‘fourth experience’ in coalition politics. He also says party chief Rahul Gandhi has undergone an amazing transformation in the past two years.
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)

What Congress needs to do to build an anti-BJP front for the 2019 general elections

Hindustan Times | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:37 PM IST
The history of India’s coalition politics since the 1980s has valuable lessons for the Congress to build an anti-BJP front for 2019
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